The New Lenox Village Board approved a liquor license for the White Horse Inn, of which Annette Rizza and Jim Hedberg are the new owners. | Erin Gallagher/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 18, 2014 6:13AM
The White Horse Inn has been around for several decades in New Lenox, but it now has new owners.
Annette Rizza and Jim Hedberg said they don’t know when they will be taking over the tavern, 348 W. Maple St., because attorneys are reviewing the lease, but they hope to start by Sept. 1.
The village board last week approved a liquor license for the new owners.
Rizza said they are purchasing the business from Jim Potter and Liz Stack and leasing the property. She and Hedberg said they were looking for a business in the area, and the tavern seemed to match their interests.
“My family comes from a long line of restaurants,” Rizza said, adding that she wants to work close to home. “I always wanted something that was very manageable.”
She said she and Hedberg are not are not planning any substantial changes initially but will get input from customers and employees regarding any improvements to be made.
Hedberg said one change that’s likely is extending the hours when food is served beyond lunch to the evening hours. Lunch is now served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.